January 21, 2013
Shorties (Infographics About the Novel Les Miserables, Songs That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, and more)
Riffraff lists five songs that honor Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):
Salon gathers memoir-writing advice from authors.
All Things Considered profiles singer-songwriter Sean Lennon.
The Millions recommends 10 books to read now that the television series Girls is back.
Flavorwire lists rock musicians' electronic side projects from best to worst.
On finding voices for his characters
"I do this thing that I call third-person ventriloquist. It's kind of a standard third-person voice at first, and then, as quickly as I can, I try to get into the person's thoughts, but then with the extra kicker of trying to use [or] restrict myself to his or her diction. When you're thinking in somebody else's voice, you sort of do become them. So what I'm doing is kind of tapping into a part of me as a 15-year-old boy. ... It gets really psychologically complex. What I've found is this technique really makes me love these characters a lot, even when they're kind of messed up or they're doing things that are evil or questionable. Because you're entering the imaginative process through their doorway, it shifts the world a little bit on its axis."
The Guardian also interviews Plath's literary executor, Olwyn Hughes.
The Los Angeles Review of Books considers John Dos Passos's U.S.A Trilogy as the Great American Novel.
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also at Largehearted Boy:
previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists